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Poster: snori Date: May 24, 2007 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Another Garcia post

People here often refer to their favourite GD years or periods, but I can't recall a thread on 'best years of Jerry's various Bands'. I'd like to spread out a bit, most of the shows I have are '89-91, so if particular years are special I'd like to know. Did they coincide with 'best' GD years, or 'worst' GD years ?

Also, thanks McGlone (Ian ?), some your steers have been really helpful.

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Poster: tree-ap Date: May 24, 2007 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Garcia post

'72-'75 w/Merl Saunders. Great, great stuff!!

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Poster: deadn73 Date: May 24, 2007 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Garcia post

i will second that 72-75, this show is a beauty

http://gdfiles.com/other-bands/jerry%20garcia%20band/1974-01-19%20-%20The%20Keystone%20-%20Berkeley,%20CA/
if you dont have that one, go get it! la-la is one of the most

beautifully hypnotic songs you will hear.

just realized that link does not work, which is odd because it DOES work if you go to the site in click on other bands and so on ...

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Poster: wineland Date: May 24, 2007 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Garcia post

I love the stuff he did with Saunders. Legion of Mary, Reconstruction, Garcia & Saunders. It was a great creative outlet for him. Merl helped him in many aspects with courage in singing and through the rough times after the coma.

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 24, 2007 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Garcia post

In an attempt to get specific about one of the dates when I saw a Jerry show, I put in a google inquiry and actually came up with a link to a thread from a few months ago that included a reply from yours truly.

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=91595

The Reconstruction show was in '78; the JGB show was '83. The first one was a kick in the back side, to be sure, but the JGB show was nothing short of brilliant, showcasing a true master at work, in total command of his craft. Great, great night of Jerry!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 24, 2007 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Garcia post

I prefer the 89-91 years. 1980 had some damn good shows. I love the 76-78 with Keith but there were just too damn many slow ass songs imo. The 74-75 LOM is incredible as long as Fierro doesn't play much. I'm sorry but when you hit bad notes on a sax it's like nails on a chalkboard.

Whatever the preference imo 82-86 was Jerry's worst years with the Dead or solo. Too strung out.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: May 24, 2007 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Garcia post

the JGB years i play the most are 72,74,76,77,80,81,82 and most recently 78 which is turning out to be a great year in what i've listen to.have to disagree with JOTS on the years of 82 and 83,some excellant shows in those years.march,april and june 82 has some of the best peformances of the JGB and fall and winter 83 the same.85 and 86 i'm not a big fan of.my knowledge of jerry shows after 87 is limited and tend to years up to 83.84 at the latest,imho jerry's voice and playin go downhill after 84.that's just me and in no way reflects that everything after 84 sucks.i heard a 91 show in hampton that was just fantastic and a official release.my two cents happy hunting.[...]

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Poster: wineland Date: May 24, 2007 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Garcia post

Check out the Jerry Garcia Accoustic Band from 88. Some really great music.

And thanks for all the pics, here's a couple of my favorite Jerrys...

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Poster: snori Date: May 25, 2007 12:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Garcia post

Thanks for all the replies - I know how I'll be spending this weekend and Bank Holiday Monday !!

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Poster: wineland Date: May 24, 2007 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Garcia post

I think they did coincide with the great Dead years. Sure the other Dead members could compensate when Jerry was not with it, but the shows and eras I enjoy were when Jerry was on.

That being said, here is my favorite incarnation of JGB:

Jerry Garcia Band (8-12-1977 to 11-4-1978)
Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
John Kahn - bass
Keith Godchaux - keyboards
Donna Godchaux - vocals
Maria Muldaur - vocals
Buzz Buchanan - drums

Donna and Maria really do it for me. Although Donna gets a lot of flack, I think she did a fabulous job with JGB material. And Maria Muldaur...what a voice! This band just seemed to work. For years I have loved my FM broadcast of the 3.18.78 Warner Theater show. It's since been officially released so you can easily get it. Check it out.

Here's a good resource for all Garcia side projects: http://www.thejerrysite.com/

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Poster: Soleil Date: May 24, 2007 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another Garcia post

A bit biased, but I think they are ALL great. 74-75 Legion of Mary, of course. JGB included GD members in 76 and 77 (Keith and Donna, sometimes Billy)... Reconstruction thereafter...

The music just flowed through our Jer; he was always producing great music, even while touring with GD. Gotta love the acoustic Grisman days, too! Never has the statement 'its all good' been so appropriate :-)